Raphaella Spence

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Raphaella Spence
Raphaella Spence, "Flamingo", 2012, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches.jpg
Raphaella Spence, Flamingo, 2012, oil on canvas, 30 × 40 inches
Born 1978
London, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Known for Painting, Photorealism

Raphaella Beatrice Spence (born 1978, London, England) is a photorealist painter based in Todi. She is represented by Bernarducci Meisel Gallery in New York City.[1] Her works consist of high resolution digital camera images combined with freehand cityscape paintings.[2]

Biography[edit]

In 1997 she completed her studies at the St. George's British International School (SGBIS) and then dedicated herself full-time to painting. Spence concentrated on developing her technical skills and influenced by views of the Umbrian countryside she turned towards a new kind of realism closely associated to photorealism. In 2003 she had her first solo exhibition in the United States at the Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery in New York.[3] Since then her paintings have been included in numerous group survey exhibitions including the Vero Beach Museum Of Art, Vero Beach, FL (U.S.A.), MANA Art Center, Jersey City, NJ (U.S.A.), Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY (USA),[4] The Roberson Museum of Arts & Sciences, Binghamton, NY (USA),[5] Chiostro del Bramante, Rome (Italy),[6] Musei Capitolini, Rome (Italy),[7][8][9][10] Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL (USA),[11] Manhattanville College, New York, NY (USA).

Spence has received critical recognition for her work in widely circulated newspapers and magazines including The International Herald Tribune,[12] Time Magazine,[13] The Artist"s Magazine,[14] Rh+ artmagazine,[15] Dan’s Papers,[2] Il Messaggero,[16] Corriere Della Sera,[17] ART + Design Magazine,[18] Panorama,[19] La Repubblica,[20] American Art Collector,[21] etc.

In April 2011 Dan’s Papers,[2] dedicated the front cover to Raphaella Spence.

Solo exhibitions[edit]

2012

Night and Day, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)[22]

2011

Venice Reprise, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)[23]

2009

Beijing, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

2007

Crossroads, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)[24]

2005

Bridge of Colors, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)[25]

2004

Solo Show, Albemarle Gallery, Londra (Inghilterra)

2003

Stolen Dreams, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)[26]

Selected group exhibitions[edit]

2013

Hyperrealism 1967-2012, Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Madrid, Spain [27][28][29]

Hyperrealism 1967-2012, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, England [27]

Photorealism Revisited, OKCMOA - Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Oklaoma City, USA

2012

Hyperrealism 1967-2012, Kunsthalle Tübingen Museum, Tübingen, Germany [27][30][31]

Photorealism, Galerie De Bellefeuille, Montreal, Canada [32][33]

Eileen S. Kaminsky Family Foundation at MANA Art Center, Jersey City, NJ, USA [34][35][36]

All In, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York, USA [37]

2011

New Photorealism, Persterer Contemporary Fine Art, Zurich (Switzerland)

2010

Real(ists), Selby Gallery, Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL (U.S.A.)[38]

2009

Photorealist Painting, Arthur M. Berger Gallery, Manhattanville College, New York (U.S.A.)

2008

Arte Contemporanea per I Rifugiati, UNHCR, Sotheby's Milano (Italia)[39]

Unforeseen Reflections, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

2007

Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati, Musei Capitolini, Roma (Italia)[40]

New Cityscape Paintings, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

2006

Three person show, Albemarle Gallery, Londra (Inghilterra)

2005

New Photorealists, Elaine Baker Gallery, Boca Raton, FL (U.S.A.)

Personal Places, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

2004

The Prague Project, Roberson Museum of Art, Binghamton, NY (U.S.A.)[41]

"New Photorealist" Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

Summer is..., Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

Blow Up, St. Paul's Gallery, Birmingham, (Inghilterra)[42]

2003

Re-representing Realism, Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY (U.S.A.)[43]

Iperrealisti, Museo Chiostro del Bramante, Rome (Italia)[44]

2002

Night & Day, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery, New York (U.S.A.)

References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Press, Marina (5 May 2011). Raphaella Spence: Paintings of Venice and Other Works. New York, NY: Bernarducci Meisel Gallery. pp. 1–50. ISBN 978-0-9833410-2-4. 
  2. ^ a b c "Honoring the Artist: Raphaella Spence", by Weiss, Marion, Dan’s Papers, 29 April, cover ill. 2011
  3. ^ R. Spence, Stolen Dreams, introduction by Roderick Conway Morris, Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery Editions, 2003 New York (USA)
  4. ^ Re-presenting Realism, Arnot Art Museum Edition, 2003 Elmira, NY (USA)
  5. ^ The Prague Project, Roberson Museum of Arts & Sciences Editions, 2003 Binghamton, NY, (U.S.A.)
  6. ^ Iperrealisti introductions by Gianni Mercurio, Wolfgang Becker and Louis K. Meisel, Chiostro del Bramante Museum Rome, Viviani Arte Editions 2003 Italy
  7. ^ Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati, 5ª edizione by Alice Lam, Il Cigno Edizioni 2007 p.30-31, Roma (Italia)
  8. ^ Arte contemporanea peri i rifugiati, La Repubblica, 1 Dicembre 2008
  9. ^ Arte contemporanea a Sotheby’s, Il Sole 24 Ore, 30 Novembre 2008
  10. ^ Arte all’asta per l’Uganda, Corriere Della Sera, 30 Novembre 2008
  11. ^ Realist, Real Illusions by Kevin Dean, Ringling College of Art and Design Editions 2010 p.4, Sarasota (USA)
  12. ^ A Young Artist in Umbria by Roderick Conway Morris, International Herald Tribune, Sat.-Sun., 14–15 June, p. 7, illus. 2003
  13. ^ Pop chart, brushwork, Time Magazine, 4 February 2013
  14. ^ Sotto la Luce Bella del Sole Italiano, by Christine McHugh, The Artist"s Magazine, Jan.-Feb. pp. 44-49, ill, col. 2007
  15. ^ Rh+ artmagazine, "Photorealism In The Digital Age", No:91, June, July, August, Page: 46-51, 2012
  16. ^ "La mano perfetta della bellezza", Il Messaggero, September, 2009
  17. ^ Corriere Della Sera, "UNHCR e Sotheby"s, arte per i rifugiati", 14 November 2008
  18. ^ ART + Design Magazine, December issue, 2007
  19. ^ Panorama 'Clic Sulla Tela' 3 April 2003
  20. ^ La Repubblica, "Arte contemporanea all"asta per aiutare i rifugiati", 15 November 2008
  21. ^ American Art Collector, Unforeseen Reflection, September n. 35, 2008
  22. ^ New paintings by Roberto Bernardi and new cityscapes by Raphaella Spence, Artdaily.org 18 October
  23. ^ Venice Reprise by M. Press, Blurb Editions, New York (U.S.A.) 2011
  24. ^ Crossroads by Walter Robinson and Louis Meisel, BMG Editions, New York (U.S.A.) 2007
  25. ^ Bridge of Colors by Edward Lucie Smith, BMG Editions, New York (U.S.A.) 2005
  26. ^ Stolen Dreams by Roderick Conway Morris, BMG Editions, New York (U.S.A.) 2003
  27. ^ a b c Fotorealismus, 50 Jahre Hyperrealistiche Malerei, European Museum Tour catalogue, Hatje Cantz Editions, Edited by Otto Letze, foreword by Otto Letze, Daniel J. Schreiber, texts by Linda Chase, Nina S. Knoll, Louis K. Meisel, Uwe M. Schneede, Daniel J. Schreiber, graphic design by stapelberg&fritz, German edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3532-2, English edition ISBN 978-3-7757-3585-8
  28. ^ Più vero del vero. La pittura iperrealista in mostra a Madrid by Carla Ruffino, Il sole 24 ore.com, 22 March 2013
  29. ^ El Thyssen organiza la primera gran antologica sobre el hiperrealismo, Republica.com, 10 March 2013
  30. ^ Großstädte wie gewienert, Stuttgarter Zeitung, 11 December 2012, Germany
  31. ^ Im Blickfang, 50 Jahre Fotorealismus in der Kunsthall, Schwabisches Tagblatt, 9 January th, 2013, Germany
  32. ^ Beyond Realism, by Helen and Jacques Bellefeuille, Francois Ares, Louis K. Meisel, exhibition catalogue
  33. ^ " Better-than-true art: exhibition showcases paintings that look like photographs" by John Pohl, Montreal Gazette, 31 August 2012
  34. ^ Photorealism Champion Louis Meisel on Bringing His Preeminent Collection to New Jersey, Artinfo, published 20 September 2011
  35. ^ New exhibit presents stunning collection of photorealism, Artdaily.org, published 19 September 2011
  36. ^ Huge Photorealism Exhibition opens at Mana Contemporary this weekend, by Brendan Carroll, Jersey City Independent, 13 September 2011
  37. ^ Bernarducci.Meisel.Gallery and Louis K. Meisel Gallery are ALL IN with new exhibition, Artdaily.org, 7 June 2012
  38. ^ Realist, Real Illusions by Kevin Dean, Ringling College of Art and Design Editions 2010 p.4, Sarasota (USA)
  39. ^ Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati, 7ª edizione by Walter Irvine, Il Cigno Editions 2008, Roma (Italia)
  40. ^ Arte Contemporanea per i Rifugiati, 5ª edizione by Alice Lam, Il Cigno Editions 2007, Roma (Italia)
  41. ^ The Prague Project, by Gregory Saraceno, Roberson Museum of Art Edizioni 2004, Binghamton, NY (U.S.A.)
  42. ^ Blow Up, by Ross Alderson, St. Paul's Gallery Editions 2004, P 49-60, Birmingham (Inghilterra)
  43. ^ Re-representing Realism, by Rob Cassetti e John D. O'Hern, Arnot Art Museum Editions 2003, Elmira, NY (U.S.A.)
  44. ^ Iperrealisti, by Gianni Mercurio, Viviani Editions 2003, P 175-177, Roma (Italia)

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